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The Sunshine Coast is easily accessible by a number of major highways which dissect the region. It is approximately 60 minutes driving time from Brisbane via the Bruce Highway. Australia Zoo is situated on Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah.

Directions from Hervey Bay to Australia Zoo; approximately 230kms (3 hours, 30 minutes)

  • From Hervey Bay, follow the signs to Maryborough
  • From Maryborough, follow the signs to Gympie
  • From Gympie, follow the signs to the Sunshine Coast
  • Follow the Bruce Highway until the Landsborough/Steve Irwin Way exit on the left
  • Take the exit which goes back over the Bruce Highway and get onto Steve Irwin Way
  • Follow Steve Irwin Way
  • Pass the Mooloolah exit on the right
  • Pass the Landsborough exit on the right
  • Australia Zoo is on the left about 5kms past Landsborough


Directions from the Gold Coast to Australia Zoo; approximately 150kms (2 hrs)

  • From the Gold Coast, take the Pacific Highway
  • Follow the Pacific Highway onto to the Gateway Arterial Road
  • Go over the Gateway Bridge and through the toll leading onto the Bruce Highway
  • Stay on the Bruce Highway and follow the signs to the Sunshine Coast
  • Go past the Caboolture exit
  • After 10kms take the Steve Irwin Way/Glasshouse Mountains Exit on the left (there is a big brown sign with Beerburrum, Maleny and Landsborough on it)
  • Follow Steve Irwin Way for 18kms without exiting
  • Pass Beerburrum exit on the left
  • Pass Glasshouse Mountains exit on the left
  • Pass Beerwah exit on the left
  • The Australia Zoo entrance is on the right, 3kms past Beerwah